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I for one was sceptical (as always) about the villa and the surroundings, so we had a bet that if it lived up to my expectations I would be the one placing the review. And so I am here writing as promised because in one word WOW!!! I had a blast going out to bars ( jugga jugga jugga), eating REAL pizza to my hearts content, going on nature hikes and best of all....being able to return to a cozy villa with its modern mix and traditional setting to relax. The pool?....I have nothing more to say than.....Tha Bomb!Read more
Les pierres naturelles et les briques utilis?es pour d?corer la villa donnent une teinte sp?ciale ? lavant de la maison. nous avons pass? un bon moment et allons certainement promouvoir cette villa pour vousRead more
Vanwege de vorige review hebben we voor deze familie villa gekozen. Verbazingwekkend mooie villa, met alles erop en eraan. De buitenruimte biedt een zekere sfeer van privacy en gezelligheid. Met zo een grote familie hier aanwezig, kon onze vakantie niet meer stuk. Het interieur en het meubilair bieden een comfortabel gevoel. Italie heeft ruime keuze aan wijnsoorten, olijven en lekker eten. Het land heeft iets magisch dat velen jaarlijks doet terugkeren. Van de agent van de villa hebben wij een super beste behandeling mogen genieten, een goed verzorgd geheel. Deze villa bevelen wij u gaarne aan.Read more
Venimos de un ?rea donde a menudo tenemos que quedarnos. Nuestra villa de vacaciones nos ofrece la oportunidad de quedarnos afuera. Lo hemos utilizado lo m?ximo posible para disfrutar de la vegetaci?n, el sol y el aire libre. Todo esto nos ha hecho bien y estamos volviendo llenos de energ?a a nuestra vida diaria.Read more
We choose this villa for its unique style and surrounding greenery. The garden is big enough for the children to play until the late hours. we choose this villa for it is safe and clean. A car is necessary to travel for locations are not close by. We highly recommend this villa for family gatherings or study weeks.Read more
We visited the villa as a group of friends that were seeking a bit of adventure, and we got exactly what we bargained for. We enjoyed every minute of it, the cleanliness of the villa, the booming nightlife, and the historical sights. The local cuisine was magnificent to say the least. The villa was spacious enough so we could have our own personal space to study or read a book. A well spent vacation; we returned home recharged and ready for anything the world of work had to throw at us.Read more
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Italy holidays are rivalled by few in their authentic charm, culture and history. In the heart of Italy, our villas in Umbria are perfect for exploring the untouched Italian countryside and enjoying traditional Italian food and wine. Alternatively, staying in one of our Tuscany villas will allow you to visit the historical jewels of Pisa and immerse yourself in the Renaissance culture of Florence and its world-famous cathedral. Beach holidays in Italy are relaxing as well as stylish and the best sun-kissed sands in mainland Italy can be found on the shores of Puglia. So, whether you want to wander through the quintessential streets of Sorrento, dine alfresco on the signature fresh seafood of Sicily, swim in the piercing turquoise waters of Sardinia, or take a romantic gondola ride in Venice, our luxury villas with private pools give you the perfect base from which to enjoy it all.
From the untouched beauty of the Amalfi Coast, to the exquisite Renaissance art and architecture of Florence, Italy is a truly one-of-a-kind holiday. This beautiful boot-shaped country that lies in-between Spain and Greece is overflowing with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, abundant in glorious fine sand beaches and loved for its world-class cuisine. With over 50 million tourists visiting each year, Italy has charm and character in abundance.
Key holiday info
- Italy has a vast choice of International Airports, while the most visited is Rome Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino. A direct flight from the UK takes approx. 2 hrs, 45 mins.
- Italian summers are hot and dry, with a climate that varies from region to region. It is generally cooler in the north and mountain regions.
- Puglia, San Fruttuoso, Capo Testa, Chia and Baunei are excellent beach holiday locations.
- The Alps mountain range separates Italy from the other European countries of France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia.
- Booking museum and gallery visits online is a great way to cut down the queueing time.
Where to go in Italy
Sardinia is a Mediterranean island of natural beauty, home to 2000km of coast, where you'll find some of the finest sandy beaches. Its rugged cliff landscape is a paradise for hikers. Make sure to visit the medieval city of Alghero! It's the second largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily. Home to stunning white sand beaches and coves, bordered by vast mountains and mysterious Bronze Age ruins, dive into the piercing blue sea and enjoy a traditional Italian coastal escape. Discover the medieval village of Alghero, with its Catalan and Gothic architecture and don't leave without visiting the 13th century palaces of Cagliari, the capital city.
Ruled over by magnificent Mount Etna, Sicily is an island of traditional charms and ancient civilisations. Explore the vast mountains, relax on the stunning coast, wander Palermo’s markets and enjoy its famous seafood.
Enjoy the ultimate Italian experience in one of the country’s most beautiful regions. Think signature cuisine, world-famous wines, Renaissance art and inspiring history. From its cultural capital, Florence, where all roads lead, to the natural beauty of Sienna, Tuscany offers incredible art and architecture, a sweeping landscape of mountains, olive groves and vineyards, and an absolutely breathtaking countryside just waiting to be explored. Discover the masterpieces of Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, Duomo and Florence Cathedral with its exquisite Renaissance dome. Of course a trip to Tuscany wouldn't be complete without seeing the famous tower of Pisa.
Popular for romantic escapes, the canals of Venice are unlike anywhere else in the world. The best way to enjoy this city built on water is to take an iconic gondola ride and enjoy the sights with a glass of signature prosecco.
At the foot of the Lattari Mountains, the Amalfi Coast in Campania boasts some of the most stunning views in Italy. From the colourful fishing villages to the picturesque lemon groves, get lost in a paradise of natural beauty. The stunning 50km stretch of coastline is a paradise of pretty little beaches and coves, while the coastal road connecting Salerno and Sorrento is filled with the scent of lemons and orange blossom. Discover a landscape dotted with colourful fishing villages and vineyards, while the lively port of Vernazza is the perfect place to watch the sun set. To make the most of this beautiful region, take a luxury private boat tour, or hike the ancient pathways, scattered with historic hermitages, grazing goats and wildflowers.
From the inconic Duomo to the breathtaking Uffizi Gallery, cultural Florence is home to some of the world's most famous works of art and architecture. Often cited as the most beautiful city in Italy, it is a true Tuscan gem.
The heel of Italy's boot, Apulia is the 'Florence of the South', scattered with traditional whitewashed villages, crystalline water coves and bordered with chalky cliffs. Enjoy a low-key break in this charming southern region.
Facing the Bay of Naples, Sorrento is the perfect base to explore the Campania region. Wander unspoiled countryside, climb to the top of Mount Vesuvius, discover Pompeii, or take a boat trip to the fabled island of Capri.
Did you know...
- Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country in the world!
- Italy has 2 independent states: the Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City.
- The world's favourite food, pizza, was invented in Napoli/Naples around 1860!
- The capital Rome (also known as the 'Eternal City') is almost 3,000 years old.
- Monte Bianco in the alps is 15,771 feet high and the highest peak in Europe!
- Italy has more volcanoes than any other European country.
Take a look at our blog posts about where to go in Italy and what to do on your holiday in Italy.
8 February 2019 Posted in Top Lists, Italy
When you tell someone you're travelling to Italy, the picture that often comes to mind is filled with colourful buildings, brilliant architectural triumphs and charming historical landmarks. The simple idea of Italy is filled with so much charisma, glamour and allure, whether you're contemplating brilliant city escapes like Venice and Florence, or luring coastal retreats like the Amalfi Coast or Sorrento. With so much beauty and pizzazz (and pizza) in one country, it's impossible to only visit once. So whether its your first, second or tenth visit endlessly appealing Italy, here are some places you simply MUST visit at least once...
17 April 2019 Posted in Family Holidays, Top Lists
We know it’s a controversial one, but after many years in the industry and with a healthy love of travel, it’s our firm belief that Italy isn’t worth your time as a holiday destination. Don’t believe us? No problem, here are 5 reasons why you should avoid Italy and trust us, by the time we’re done you’re going to have a whole new outlook.
5 August 2019 Posted in Italy
We didn’t want to be the ones to tell you this, we really didn’t, but if we don’t then who will? The fact of the matter is this: Italy is an icky place and to consider holidaying there is an insane idea. You’re probably thinking ‘What? But, Italy is great! Italy’s got it all!’. Well, dear friends and esteemed colleagues, you’re wrong, so wrong and here are 4 reasons why.
5 February 2020 Posted in Family Holidays, General
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8 February 2019 Posted in General
Italian food; even those two simple words conjure up images in your mind of thin crusty pizza, topped with patches of smooth mozzarella and a base of fresh tomatoes. No doubt you can imagine yourself sitting in a small, rustic restaurant in Italy, with a mouthful of flavoursome pasta, lovingly crafted from an old family recipe. A glass of perfectly paired red wine on the table next to you. It’s a dream many of us share, foodie or otherwise. But the big question is, how well do you know your Italian food? Think you can name the origins of pizza? Or where margherita got its name? Well take the quiz and find out how much of an Italian foodie you really are.
20 September 2019 Posted in Family Holidays, Top Lists
As if it hasn't already got enough going for it, Italy has got some of the best beaches in Europe. We pick the very best Italian coastal towns, beaches and seaside resorts.
24 September 2019 Posted in Family Holidays, Top Lists
If you're looking for a family seaside holiday in Italy then check out the most beautiful coastal towns and get inspired!
11 March 2019 Posted in Destinations, Italy
As one of the worlds top holiday destinations, Italy has a little of everything. This country is perfect for backpackers, culture vultures and even for those looking for a more relaxing holiday. Filled with charming cities and breathtaking bays, we've put together our highlights of this captivating country to inspire a trip to Italy.
8 March 2019 Posted in Top Lists, Italy
Vespas, the Vatican, a warm espresso there’s so much that comes to mind when someone mentions Italy, from its rustic beauty to a fascinating ancient history. But, there’s one part of the country we all know and love; the food. Italians pour so much passion, as well as freshly chosen ingredients into each dish, with food that has been perfected over generations. These are just a few of the mouthwatering Italian dishes you could be trying on your next adventure to Italy...
8 February 2019 Posted in Italy, Inspirations
Italy holidays are rivalled by few in their authenticity and charm. From the rolling green hills of Umbria to the iconic and historical jewels of Rome, this beautiful and diverse country has something to offer everyone. Whether you want to relax on the sun-kissed sands of Sardinia or wander the quintessential streets of Florence, here are 10 magical photos that will make you want to holiday in Italy and experience la bella vita - the beautiful life...